[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 20:26:24 UTC 2009

2009/3/2 Para <wikipara at gmail.com>:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
>>>>> I've just looked at a BLP and nowhere can I see an guidance on how to
>>>>> complain. I suggest a "Report a problem with this article" link to
>>>>> added to the sidebar of all articles as a mailto link to the
>>>>> appropriate OTRS address.
>>> I agree with this - I think "report a problem" would be a very helpful
>>> starting point.
>> I've started work on an extension to provide such a link. Hopefully
>> I'll have something to show in a few days.
> The Dutch Wikipedia uses an extension to contact "Wikipedia"
> anonymously directly from the browser. See
> https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15624 and
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ContactPage.
> IRC tells me that the response group is happy with the message flow so
> far, and people using the form seem happy to use it as well, even
> though it's also three clicks away from any article.

Fantastic! That saves me getting email set up on my development copy
of mediawiki! I looked through the extensions list for anything with
"email" in the name or description, I didn't think to search for

I may be missing it due to not speaking Dutch, but it doesn't seem to
be linked to from anywhere... Does it include the details of the
article and revision in the default text? That's a key feature for
what I'm suggesting.

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